The Pinal County Air Quality department is generally responsible for protecting the public's interest in assuring that the air remains safe to breathe. What ensures the safety of the air to breathe are the air quality standards which originate from federal, state and local laws and regulations.
* Protect the public from health risks and nuisance impacts associated with air pollution
* Collect meaningful information about air quality and air quality trends
* Provide planning support for the Board of Supervisors regarding air quality developments
In 1967, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors established the Pinal County Air Quality Control District (PCAQCD) to provide for the local protection and regulation of air quality. The district has the primary responsibility for the administration of the County's air quality program and is a division of "Development Services".